The Golden Apple Gala

September 9, 2022

Thank you to the donors, community members, and educators who joined us at the Public Education Foundation’s Golden Apple Gala!

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The Golden Apple Gala Honorees

Charles and Phyllis Frias
2022 Trailblazer Award

In 1958, Charles (Charlie) and Phyllis Frias came to Southern Nevada with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Neither one had attended college, but with a firm determination and tireless work ethic, they built a five taxi cab company into the largest transportation company in the state of Nevada. Together, they also established a legacy of giving back to our community through their philanthropy, investing millions of dollars to support children, education, and the less fortunate members of the community. The Public Education Foundation is proud to recognize their incredible impact with the first Trailblazer Award.

About Charles and Phyllis Frias

2022 CCSD Employees of the Year

Jeremy Lawson
2022 CCSD
Teacher of the Year

Mr. Lawson is known as the type of teacher that creates a safe place for kids to be. He continues to help shape his school by assisting the educators around him and by exemplifying just how influential a teacher can be in the lives of his students.

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Ryan Cordia
2022 CCSD
Principal of the Year

Mr. Cordia puts students at the forefront of every decision to ensure the campus provides a rigorous and inclusive environment for all. He ensures equitable access for all students with real-world experiences, on-the-job training, and dual enrollment course offerings.

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Mario Galvez
2022 CCSD Support Professional of the Year

Mr. Galvez is a customer service rockstar and goes above and beyond by being one of the most helpful people on campus, maintaining a positive attitude, and going out of his way to help solve problems.

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Sheri McPartlin
2022 CCSD Central Administrator of the Year

Ms. McPartlin played a key role in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic by creating and operating the COVID-19 Hotline, implementing and facilitating testing procedures, and working with community stakeholders to provide students with tele-health services.

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